Indigenous activist who helped close polluting Guatemala palm oil factory shot dead

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY – An indigenous leader opposed to the production ofGuatemala palm oil was killed Friday outside a court that a day earlier ordered the closure of a factory against which he had led protests.“We deplore the murder of the activist Rigoberto Lima Choc,” a spokesman for the National Union of Hope party (UNE) told AFP. Descanse en paz, el mártir de la verdad Rigoberto Lima Choc. Duele, duele y duele corazón. #JusticiaYa pic.twitter.com/6FFTOCWdXZ— Oswaldo Ical Jom (@OswaldoIcalJom1) September 19, 2015 Related posts:Clash over development plans leaves 8 dead in Guatemala 26 lawyers have been murdered in Guatemala in the past 3 years Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina dismisses ‘spurious’ corruption case Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murderlast_img read more

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Tourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists

first_imgTourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for touristsThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently upgraded its Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps to ensure accurate and timely travel information at the fingertips of local and international tourists. This is part of the drive to improve the visitor experience whether they’re here for sightseeing, shopping, dining or health.In response to the way modern travellers seek services online, in particular on their mobile devices, TAT has developed four mobile apps, which give travellers instant facts and data on general tourist information or more niche services.The English-language Amazing Thailand mobile app is aimed at helping international tourists find data on attractions, tours, dining and accommodation. Meanwhile, the Tourism Thailand mobile app offers a similar range of services to local travellers with Thai language listings about events and attractions.Both the Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps are now boasting new features including maps, GPS and 360 VR images of destinations to enable users to easily find attractions and gain preliminary impressions of places of interest. Information can also be shared via e-mail and other social media platforms and e-mail.In addition, the Amazing Thailand mobile app also enable users to ‘speak Thai’ via an English-to-Thai translation dictionary, which can be voiced operated allowing tourists to find words they need to communicate with Thai people, shop owners and food sellers.TAT also has two other apps for specific groups of travellers. The Muslim Friendly Destination mobile app lists Muslim friendly venues and includes features; such as, a Qibla compass and prayer times. Meanwhile, the Women’s Journey Thailand keeps female travellers up to date with all the latest offers and promotions in dining, sport, health and beauty.All these apps are available on Google Play for Android and App Store for iOSSource = Tourism Authority of Thailandlast_img read more

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